The Office for International Programs (OIP) assists international students with immigration documents, but it does not admit international students. To attend Loyola University Chicago, you must first be admitted through one of Loyola's admission offices.
For information about admission requirements, tuition and program offerings, visit the appropriate admission office:
- Graduate and Professional Enrollment
- Stritch School of Medicine
- Undergraduate Admission
- English Language Learning Program
OIP offers comprehensive advising services for more than 500 international students and scholars on all matters pertaining to their non-immigrant status. Our friendly, experienced staff can help you with any questions you might have. For information about non-immigrant status and potential study, please refer to our International Handbook or please contact us.
All new F-1 and J-1 international students need a Loyola University Chicago certificate of eligibility Form I-20 or DS-2019. Students need this document to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa, to transfer to Loyola in F-1 or J-1 status, or to change their status to F-1 or J-1. After being admitted to a Loyola program, OIP will process your I-20 or DS-2019. If you have questions about the status of your immigration documents, please contact us.
Students switching to F-1 status from F-2 or B1/B2 status: you cannot begin your studies before your change of status has been approved.
Students switching to F-1 status from any other status besides B1/B2: You may begin your studies before applying for change of status and while your application is pending.
For more information, see Changing Status to F-1
If you are transferring to one of Loyola's programs, click here to learn more about the transfer procedure.
We look forward to seeing you soon!